Saskatchewan Shortline Railways Given First Option to Buy Nearly 1,000 Hopper Cars
The $1.1 billion 2017-18 Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure budget will see work continue on major projects and 990 kilometres (km) of provincial highways across Saskatchewan over the coming year.
Province Maintains Elected School Boards
Plan to Balance in Three Years
Saskatchewan residents continue to benefit from better access to physicians with the addition of more than 750 new doctors over the past 10 years. This represents a 44 per cent increase in overall physician numbers compared to 2007, and includes a 53 per cent increase in specialists and a 37 per cent increase in general practitioners.
In February 2017, 8,000 jobs were created in Saskatchewan (up 1.4 per cent, the highest growth rate in the country).
NDP MLAs are blocking the passage of the 3.5 per cent pay cut for MLAs and cabinet ministers announced yesterday by Premier Brad Wall.
Premier Brad Wall today said the government will be looking to reduce compensation costs across the public sector by about 3.5 per cent starting in 2017-18. The Premier is starting at the top by asking Ministers and MLAs to take a 3.5 per cent reduction in pay.
An annual international survey of mining company executives has named Saskatchewan as the most attractive jurisdiction in the world for mining investment.
The 2016 Census population count released today by Statistics Canada shows that Saskatchewan grew by 64,971 people in the past five years since the 2011 Census.